The Desert Prince ft. Alisha Sevigny

By Stephen Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities.

The Desert Prince was released to the world in September 2020 and it is Alisha Sevigny’s second offering in the Secrets of the Sands series. In this conversation, we talk about giving birth to a book during a global pandemic, what has drawn Alisha to writing against the backdrop of Ancient Civilizations and what young readers can take away from historical fiction.

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.